exploring an abandoned house

by Kaylah Stroup
spooky abandoned house in Ohio

Early last month we woke up before the sun and headed out on a little adventure. The plan was to explore an abandoned church that we found out was accessible. We circled the neighborhood looking for the perfect place to park that wouldn’t look suspicious. After what felt like forever, we finally chose a spot and started the short walk to the church.

And that’s when the police officer passed us, slowed down, and pulled into the parking lot directly across the street. It was no coincidence. He knew what we were doing and we knew that. Instead of doing the obvious choice of immediately turning around and heading back to the car we decided to take a long stroll around the block.

On our walk, we found this house wide open and waiting for us to dip inside.

abandoned house

It was a quick explore. In and out in around fifteen minutes. I’ve talked about it before and I’m sure it’ll come up again but exploring houses is such a strange feeling. Why did these people just up and leave one day? I can see leaving behind big furniture but they didn’t need their clothes anymore? And the old family photos!?

Video version below! I really love this one. It’s short, straight to the point, and gosh darn, feels like you’re exploring the house too!

Use the ‘abandoned‘ tag to view more posts on forgotten buildings across the US. Also, be sure to check out my husband’s book – Abandoned Cleveland.

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Mary Green May 29, 2019 - 8:38 am

2 questions:
1. Do you ever give in to the reflex of wanting to touch stuff?
2. If you do, please tell me you wear gloves,?

Kaylah May 29, 2019 - 6:36 pm

I touch lots of things in abandoned buildings. I just wash my hands afterwards. No big deal. 🙂

Carroll May 29, 2019 - 1:19 pm

That letter on the kitchen counter…

Tina May 29, 2019 - 8:52 pm

You should check out last Sunday’s episode of This American Life called “The House on Loon Lake”. It’s about a guy who discovered an abandoned house like this and kind of falls in love with it and does a ton of research to try and find out what happened to the people who lived there.

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